December 2022

FRIENDS OF MOUNT HOOD 2022 NEWSLETTER Over the past year, Friends of Mount Hood has continued its thirty-five year mission of protecting our beautiful mountain by monitoring the activities of the Forest Service (USFS) and the largest federal permit holders. There have been few development proposals in the year probably … More

December 2021

Dear Friends, The end of 2021 is a good time to remind us of our mission: Friends of Mount Hood is a non-profit organization dedicated to monitoring development and management of national forest lands on Mount Hood. Friends of Mount Hood is especially interested in protecting the alpine meadows, wetlands, … More

December 2020

A hearty THANK YOU! to all who have partnered with Friends of Mount Hood in the more than thirty years we have been advocating for the most beautiful mountain in the land, if not the world. The pressure placed on our glaciated peak and forest, which the U.S. Forest Service … More

December 2019

We always like to start with a heartfelt THANK YOU! for your many years of partnership. This effort by the Friends could not have gone on for three decades without the financial support of donors like you. TIMBERLINE. This year, the books were finally closed on the 2011 Timberline Mt. … More

December 2018

The First Thirty Years: The Beginnings of a Mountain Friendship The story of Kate McCathy’s fascinating life is told on our website But how, you many wonder, did Kate and the handful of conservation groups and local individuals that became FOMH end up challenging the Federal government?  How did FOMH … More

December 2016

Dear Friends of Mount Hood, We wish everyone a very happy holiday season! This newsletter is devoted to the litigation over the mountain bike facility proposed at Oregon’s beloved gem, Timberline Lodge. By going to our website ( you can update yourself on other important developments during 2016. ​In 2013, … More